Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is working on a new project
Hironobu Sakaguchi, "the father of Final Fantasy", has announced that he is now working on a brand new project, though it is unclear whether it will be a new game.
Sakaguchi posted on his personal X account that he had visited the Grand Shrine of Ise in Japan to give his thanks and that he had now begun work on his next project. It's unclear whether the project is related to one of his studio Mistwalker's existing IPs or if he's starting from scratch.
Sakaguchi's most recent release, Fantasian, was released exclusively on Apple Arcade in 2021. The new project may be linked to a PC release of the game, as he told IGN earlier this year that he had received numerous requests from fans for a port and that he would "continue working as hard as possible to meet their expectations." An app titled "FANTASIAN Playtest" was also discovered in Steam's database in August, implying that a release is coming soon.
The producer is best known for being the original creator of Square Enix's Final Fantasy franchise, serving as director for the first five installments and remaining involved until the franchise's eleventh mainline installment. After leaving the company in 2003, he founded Mistwalker, where he worked on new IPs like Blue Dragon and Terra Battle, with Fantasian previously thought to be his final title before retirement.
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